Tiffany Haddish put a bit of a damper on her most recent success due to a statement she made about Bill Cosby, who’s still facing sexual assault charges. The breakout star of Girls Trip told The Los Angeles Times, “I still want to work with Bill Cosby, I don’t care. I’ll drink the juice. I’ll take a nap. I don’t give a damn. But seriously, I would love for him to play my grandfather in something.”
Haddis got major backlash from social media and now the comedian is speaking out. While speaking on a panel at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, Tiffany addressed her controversial comments. “What I said was a joke. You’re going to say some bad jokes.”
She continued, “I’m not afraid of any kind of job. I’m not afraid to play any kind of girl as long as it doesn’t compromise my morals. I’ve been through things. I’ve been victimized. I don’t agree with what he did or anything, but, at the end of the day, I’m not afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. That’s what I was trying to say, and I was trying to do it in a humorous way.”
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